A collaboration between Gjelina’s wine director, Henry Beylin, and boutique Santa Ynez winery, Holus Bolus & The Joy Fantastic, this wine’s purpose in life is to be drunk with food, and it also shows how closely related Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir truly are. In striking contrast to Gamay from Beaujolais, this Gamay from California is packed full of hidden complexity. Feel free to drink this, and when you’re up for it, take a moment to taste it (drinking doesn’t require thought, tasting does). There is bound to be a Thanksgiving memory jog somewhere in this wine - spiced drinks and the cold air, cranberry sauce, grandma’s dining chairs, crispy turkey skin, mushroom gravy. Serve it this year and see what happens.
With everything Thanksgiving-y